Goodbye Chow! The Hangover 3 Movie Review

I hate seeing the Wolfpack go.


It’s been two years.  Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms) and Doug (Justin Bartha) are happily living uneventful lives at home.  Tattoos have been lasered off, files purged.  The last they heard from disaster-magnet Leslie Chow (Ken Jeong), he’d been tossed into a Thai prison and, with him out of the way, the guys have very nearly recovered from their nights prowling the seamy side of Las Vegas in a roofie’d haze, and being kidnapped, shot at, and chased by drug-dealing mobsters in Bangkok.  The only member of the Wolfpack who’s not content is Alan (Zach Galifianakis).

Still lacking a sense of purpose, the group’s black sheep has ditched his meds and given into his natural impulses in a big way—which, for Alan, means no boundaries, no filters and no judgment—until a personal crisis forces him to finally seek the help he needs.And who better than his three best friends to make sure he takes the first step.This time, there’s no bachelor party.  No wedding.  What could possibly go wrong?   But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off. “The Hangover Part III” is the epic conclusion to an incomparable odyssey of mayhem and bad decisions, in which the guys must finish what they started by going back to where it all began: Las Vegas.

I am just ecstatic about this film is not seeing Chow again. The writer is very successful in making Chow such a hateable character that I almost want to walk out everytime I see his face (That would be a series of walkouts and walkbacks if that happens). Zach Galifianakis character has a certain charm to it, the plain cluelessness of his character and disgusting antics, although disgusting is still funny.


The third installment is quite different from the first 2 films. There was a seriousness to it making me think that the message that the movie is trying to send across is “Hey, we kind of matured a bit.”  Which is true with two of the main characters Phil and Stu. Reading through some of the reviews of The Hangover 3, I see that a lot of people hated it. Maybe it is the toning down of the story that did not win the hearts of the fans of the first two. While some like it. As for me, I missed the craziness of the first 2 movies that was quite lacking in the third one. Maybe it was the most logical development of the film as the two guys Phil and Stu kind of lead family man lives, but looking at it into another angle I hope that the writers sustained the level of crazy that the old ones have.

In conclusion, The Hangover 3 is still great comedy that I would recommend to those who are looking for a great laugh. Don’t forget to see the clip after the credits.

The Showbook Rating: 3 out of 5 stars


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